The Lodha Genius Programme
Training young minds to be the nation building leaders of tomorrow
Ashoka’s Lodha Genius Programme (LGP) is a certified programme, designed to give motivated and gifted students in classes 9, 10, 11 & 12 an exposure to ensure that they experience what it is like to be a scientist or a mathematician in the best institutes, universities, laboratories, and departments in India or elsewhere in the world. The program will replicate many features of such an experience, including an inspiring physical infrastructure, the presence of great minds and colleagues, and the experience of tackling important and tough research problems. The excitement of being a mathematician or a scientist working at the cutting edge of knowledge is what the physical and cultural impact would convey.
The programme consists of a 4-week summer residential segment and a year-round light touch online engagement segment. The 4-week residential programme has three major components:
The Great Ideas Seminar – A daily lecture by a distinguished mathematician or a scientist that inspires the participants to tackle important problems in science and mathematics.
The Mathematics Problem Solving Seminar – An interactive seminar to develop problem solving skills in mathematics.
The Science project – An authentic science project (or two) which shows by example how Science is done.
A key feature following the intense summer session is that the cohort will continue to be connected to the Lodha Genius program. Many, if not most, of those classes 9 & 10 could come again the following year. They will have follow-up interactions during the year. While the summer residential programme content will have a major part that is connected to laboratories and interactions, the off-campus program content will also stimulate experimental and observational interactions in novel ways.